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Application Deadlines

MA & PhD programs:
December 15 (fall admission only)

Any materials received after the deadlines
may not be in your file in time for
departmental review.

Thank you for your interest in our graduate program. All materials are submitted electronically through ApplyYourself. Admission decisions are communicated to applicants using this system.

Visit the Graduate School for application instructions and general information.

If you cannot complete your application through ApplyYourself, or if you have any questions, please contact our graduate programs coordinator, Sara Braun.

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Applications are evaluated once per year, in January, for admission the following fall (we do not admit for the spring semester). All application materials must be received by December 15 of the year prior to the year in which admission is sought (e.g., applications for admission in Fall 2016 must be received by December 15, 2015).

Students wishing to begin graduate study other than at the beginning of fall semester may take graduate courses as an adult special student through Continuing Education and Extension (CEE) or during summer session. Students may transfer up to forty percent of the degree coursework from such studies.

A decision for admission notice will be emailed to you once your application is carefully reviewed by the department’s admission committee and your transcripts and any credentials (test reports, diploma copies, etc.) are authenticated by Graduate School officials. You can expect a decision by late February or early March.

TOEFL English Language Proficiency

All applicants whose native language is not English or who have not previously completed a degree in English must take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Preference in admission will be given to students who score least 600 on the paper-based exam or 100 on the internet-based test.

As official test scores can take longer to report, you have the option to upload score report documents and/or self-report test scores, registration numbers, and test dates in the “Test Information-Self Reported” section of the ApplyYourself application.